Do you know those kinds of days when nothing – absolutely nothing – goes as planned? Yeah, that kind of day. We have had two of them in a row.
Montana was lovely, but we were all ready to move on to new (as in warmer, dryer) places. We headed out Saturday morning toward Idaho. The idea was to camp near the small town of Kingston, canoe down the Coeur d’Alene river, and celebrate my son’s birthday. We arrived as planned. The area was beautiful. Really beautiful. We crossed a narrow one-lane bridge to get to the rv park where we had planned to camp, only to discover the office was closed. There was no where to turn around so we, with our very long travel trailer, just kept driving down this crazy country road. We were relieved to find a second rv park a ways down. But alas, it apparently was a party place and actually had its own bar with a large bon fire planned for that night. That wasn’t the quiet evening we had envisioned, so we kept moving down the road. We ended up all the way over in Coeur d’Alene. By the time we got there it was too late to canoe. So, we decided to just go to dinner to celebrate Caleb’s birthday. After two failed attempts at other restaurants, we ended up at Denny’s. By this point, it was just comical. Thankfully, we were all able to laugh at the continuous mishaps and, in the end, Caleb had a great day in spite of the craziness!
Today was rough. We were all tired. Nerves were a bit frayed.We had lost our sense of humor. Our 4 hour drive to the Mt. Rainier area turned into a 9 hour drive. We ended up slightly past the Mount St. Helens area. One thing after another went wrong. By the time we finally got parked at a campground, our rear bumper was coming off (enough said). We decided to go out to a local pizza place to relax a bit after such a stressful day… yeah, the restaurant ended up being a mom and pop version of Chuck E. Cheese. Seriously?! LOL! At that point we had to laugh. We’re all hoping tomorrow is a better day!